vidar jorgensen- health and us partnerships meta-hub of yunus

In conversation with Boston-based Vidar Jorgensen, whose daytime job is some of US's biggest healthcare conferences - world congress - he told me that over a decade ago he noticed where community healthcare was much beter than expected in an extremely poor part of the world he had observed strong microcredit networks. This is what first led him to become yunus' main healthcare searcher of leaders and over time his main partners croissroads in the Americas


as you may imagine yunus declared aim during his nobel speech of making a deep start to building a 21st C healthcare system for rural bangladesh requires extraordinary maps of leadership partners (not simply identifiable aroung a single main person)


example the goal of ending nurseless villages already connects rural schools where yunus education partners sponsor secondary scholarships over 2 in 3 to girls; nike foundation's investment in girl power on this map helping yunus to guild a nursing colege on dhaka- various university trainers of nousrese led by Glasgow Caledonian (the largest trainers of nurses for the UK NHS); the nursing col;ege makes vocational training to girls from the vil;age almost free provided they commit to going back to the villages as nurses


in parallel there are some surprisingly economoic sprecialist franchises of healthecare -eg laser surgery for eyes - that are replicating very successfully as social business franchises; the yunus pop affiliated pop group TheGreenChhildren raised money for the first 2 Grameen SB Eyecentres (an open source franchise that had already been proven in india see and search larry brilliant connections) 


so this thread linking in with Jorgensen will look inter alia at various meeting where yunus and most innovative practitioners in healtcare appear to dialogue


27 July 2011

The Rockefeller Foundation Launches Annual ‘Innovation Forum’ to Explore Challenges Facing the World’s Poor and Vulnerable

Program to Honor Global Innovators and Commit Resources to Problem Solving

The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the launch of its annual Innovation Forum, an unprecedented new program aimed at identifying the root causes of problems impacting the world’s poor and vulnerable and putting resources in place to research and implement the appropriate solutions to these challenges.

The Innovation Forum convenes some of the most creative and inventive minds from the worlds of business, government, the non-profit sector and journalism to bring innovation to bear on urgent challenges facing poor and vulnerable people around the world. Through a series of interactions, panel discussions and breakout sessions, participants will analyze compelling scenarios of crises in water security, urban economic security and food security. They will be asked to identify the primary causes of these pressing global challenges that must be solved for the benefit of future generations. In exchange for their contributions, the Rockefeller Foundation will commit to leveraging its deep expertise, expansive network and thoughtful grant making process to further explore and address ideas that surface over the coming year as a result of the Forum. The results will then be reviewed at each annual Innovation Forum.

The inaugural Innovation Forum, which will be held on July 27, 2011 in New York, will also honor a number of individuals and organizations whose innovative work exemplifies the mission and vision of the Rockefeller Foundation. This year’s award recipients include:

* President Bill Clinton , founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for innovation in philanthropy.
* Sania Nishtar, founder and president of the NGO think tank Heartfile and renowned leader in health policy in Pakistan, who will receive an innovation award for her work in the region.
* Jane Weru , executive director of The Akiba Mashinani Trust, a non-profit organization working on developing innovative community-led solutions to housing and land tenure problems for the urban poor in Kenya, who will receive an innovation award for her work in the region.
* Kiva in the Classroom—represented by students from Wickman Elementary School in Chino Hills, California—will receive a Young Innovators award for using micro-lending as an educational tool and for the program’s sustained effort to fight global poverty.

“Identifying, exploring and supporting new and innovative approaches to meeting the needs of the poor and vulnerable has been the heart of the Rockefeller Foundation’s mission since our inception, and we are proud to host this unique opportunity to channel insights from a broad range of perspectives,” said Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation. “We expect the Innovation Forum program to identify new global and regional problems for our Foundation — as well as other institutions — to explore, and in the end lead to groundbreaking initiatives and positive outcomes to help those in need around the world.”

“The issues that will be addressed at this meeting are key to our success and sustainability in the 21st Century,” said President Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States. “I am proud that my Foundation works to tackle these challenges across the globe and I look forward to the Rockefeller Foundation’s continued involvement in this important work.”

The 2011 Innovation Forum will place a particular focus on identifying major challenges facing the poor and vulnerable in the areas of food security, global water security and urban economic security in American cities. The program also aims to pinpoint potential new approaches to solving some of these most pressing issues.

Participants in the 2011 Innovation Forum will include noted global thought leaders such as Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent at NBC News; Dr. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University; Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient; the Honorable Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Mati Kochavi, CEO and Chairman of AGT International and Wim Elfrink, Chief Globalization Officer at Cisco.

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2000 dollars ultrasound with GE?


 PartnershipsGrameen Healthcare and its partners hope to develop appropriate and sustainable models for healthcare delivery and rural primary care clinics, with the goal of replicating these models in other countries.

Innovative Partners

Pfizer is working with Grameen to explore the development of nonconventional, efficient and sustainable health financing and delivery models. We believe Grameen's world-renowned success in providing innovative financial solutions for the poor, coupled with Pfizer's health care experience, human capital and extensive arsenal of medicines, has the potential to improve the lives of millions of patients

GE Healthcare is working with Grameen Healthcare to further understand and expand ultrasound usage in rural areas. Through this pilot program we plan to train providers in the usage of ultrasound, evaluate the product, the training and the workflow that would be needed to enable the full deployment of this technology. This is one positive step towards accessible and sustainable healthcare for the developing world.

Mayo Clinic and Grameen are exploring opportunities where our organizations can work collaboratively based on the junction of our missions and strategic priorities," said Denis Cortese, M.D., president & CEO, Mayo Clinic. "These opportunities range from new methods of delivering care and dissemination of knowledge and best practices to education, clinical research and the use of new technology in non-traditional settings. Our two organizations are working diligently to find the opportunities that will have the best likelihood of improving health care delivery in developing countries.

Press release on Pfizer, GE, and Mayo partnership

Social Business Joint Ventures

Grameen Danone Foods
Grameen and Groupe Danone entered into a joint venture agreement effective from March 2006, to form a company called Grameen Danone Foods - a social business enterprise in Bangladesh. Grameen Danone Foods brings daily healthy nutrition to low income nutritionally deprived populations in Bangladesh and alleviates poverty through the implementation of a unique community based business model.

Grameen and Veolia Water agreed in March 2008 to set up a new company called Grameen-Veolia Water Ltd to supply drinking water to the poorest people of Bangladesh. Its mission will be to operate several water treatment and production plants in the poorest villages in Bangladesh. At the end of 2008, the first plant, has begun supplying water suitable for cooking and drinking to 25 000 inhabitants of Goalmari, a village 100 km. from Dhaka. Consumers pay a price that is set on the basis of what they can afford. All the profits will be reinvested in the further development of the project.

BASF Grameen Ltd. will start by utilizing two products from BASF’s portfolio: dietary supplement sachets containing vitamins and micronutrients, and impregnated mosquito nets that offer protection against insect-borne disease. BASF will contribute €200,000 initial investment, funds for one million sachets of vitamins and micronutrients and 100,000 mosquito nets. Grameen’s contribution includes its knowledge of the market, distribution structures and networks in Bangladesh.




here is a typical google resume of vidar - if you think key links are missing please tell me and I will update

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Which World Class Projects urgently need pro-youth investors?

About Pro-Youth economics at Norman Macrae Foundation online library of norman macrae - The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant -videos 1 2 -fansweb  NMFoundation- youth projects - include yunuschoolusa


fullest press reports  Grameen Brand Partnership Architecture

exponential impact advisory: the social business youth networks inspired by muhammad yunus -without which millennium goal actions networks would be way behind are worth far more than any individual parts according to Norman Macrae Foundation  trilliondollaraudit methodology and charter notespace

Beyond the extraordinary investment of the members bank at Grameen, and the approximate third share its members foundation holds in grameenphone, here is our Unofficial League Table of Most Impactful Social Business Investments around yunus - last update 1 dec 2012

! Grameen Solar

Grameen Mobile Nursing nets and college

3 Portfolio of investments linkedin by Japan

4 Portfolio of youth-led networking inventions in US educationsystem  tertiar and secondary - transparency note NM Foundation has minor donation/loan interest

5 Investments in Grameen as collaboration brand linked in out of paris- the origin of global social business partnership funds

6 OpenTech investments of Grameen Intel


-------- while not controlled by yunus we see wholeplanetfoundation microcredit investment table and conscious capitalsm movements and hugely important to advancing pro-youth economicsmission of friends of youth and yunus


email you have questions or recommendations of entries that should be in this league table

-please read notes about what pro-youth economists mean by superapps being most impactful

Nov 2011 Europe's last super summits?- G20 3-4 Cannes; SB ac 9 gen 10-12 vienna; MC near madrid 14-17  European Union Nov 18 

click pic to download journal of pro-youth economics sampled by post to 3000 leaders chosen by Yunus

papers world microcreditsummit 2011


2010s Global Village Economics Races- will youthand societies win the race to:

  • bankabillion people directly on mobile phones - if so 10 times lower transactional costs can change every assumption of economics
  • Good News Media- even before Rupert Murdoch's expose filmakers like Will Wenders showed there is notimefelt to empower youth with joyful world service media
  • Will first 10000 entrepreneurial rural telecentres be owned mutually for poorest in communities or by Bill Gates- how does this depend on whether giving circles of billanthropists use microeconomic or macroeconomics's opposite valuation metrics?


SB Stockmarkets:

  • A) banking & financial services
  • B) green including energy and food and water
  • C) goodwill media, tech and edu
  • D) health

Next Pro-Youth & Ynuus Deadlines

18 Januray 2013 Alabama

30 January 2013 Tokyo

rsvp share news of these and other key youth and yunus events




India 2011 Law on Microcredit


BBC and Murdoch 

Call for microcreditsummit to launch SB stockmarket of banks

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